Sustainable Energy for Sustainable Development

Greater Lansing Chapter

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Location: Michigan State University

How does cutting edge MSU research in bioenergy and related fields
fit with the UN’s global challenge?

October 21-23

Why is sustainable energy a critical component for long-term sustainable development?
What new opportunities does the UN initiative for sustainable energy for all provide for Michigan research institutions and entrepreneurs?
How could this initiative benefit the Michigan economy over the next several decades?

To provide responses for these and related questions, invited speakers include:

  • Melinda Kimble, Senior VP, UN Foundation, Energy and Climate Change
  • Gerald Ostenheimer, USDA/Global Bioenergy Partnership
  • Bruce Dale, ChEMS & MSU Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center
  • Deanna Richeson, Director, Export Promotion Program, Michigan Economic Development Corp.
  • Charles McKeown, MSU Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics
  • Hans Gullikson, Green Citites Initiative, City of Vaxjo, Sweden
  • Ana Sittenfeld, Director, International Affairs, University of Costa Rica
The Michigan State University Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering and the
Greater Lansing Chapter of the United Nations Association cordially invite you to attend
University students, faculty, entrepreneurs, economic development professionals,
representatives of domestic and foreign governments, United Nations
Association members and the general public are invited to attend.

To see a detailed agenda with speaker and topic listings and to register, go to http://www.canr.msu.edu/faculty_staff/canr_conferences/sus.

For more information about the conference contact Callista Ransom at 517-355-5191x1405 or ransomca@msu.edu.

MSU faculty and students may attend without charge, but should register. Others are asked to pay a nominal registration fee to defray the cost of meals.

Single-day registration is available.

Register by October 15.

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